The Secret Keeper


Retreat Hotel, Abbotsford

With this month’s book set in England, the obvious choice was to meet at a good old fashioned pub. This historic pub was featured in The Sullivans many years ago, and to be honest, it probably hasn't changed a great deal since then. It's homely, charming and quaint, with open fires that add to the warm and welcoming ambience. 

The round table in the back room was a great place for a quiet meal and book discussion. All the pub favourites are on the menu. It’s hard to pass on the chicken parma or pie of the day, both served with perfectly cooked chips.

It’s an icon that’s still worth a visit.